Ms. Elif Yarsuvat is the third generation in the Yarsuvat family of lawyers.  She received her law degree from the University of Istanbul, followed by an LLM from the Leiden University.  Her post-graduate studies focused on EU law.

Following a six-year tenure at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Elif returned to Turkey to join the Firm where she became involved in a substantial criminal law and employment law practice.  She currently works on several high profile cases on white collar crime and human rights violations.

Elif has also become the managing attorney for the Turkish subsidiaries of a number of multi-national clients.  In this respect, Elif assumed the supervision and coordination of services the Firm renders to such clients in all disciplines of law.  She, in particular, oversees the employment law practice group’s work for her clients. Her work currently focuses on employment law, privacy laws and criminal law.

Elif speaks English, French, as well as Italian, as she is a graduate of the Italian High School in Istanbul.  In her free time, Elif enjoys classic and jazz music concerts.  She is a trained pianist and singer.